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Cape Town

Deer Park

“This is many sleep-deprived parents’ go-to place for an early-Saturday-morning safe haven with the kids. Expect killer cappuccinos and breakkies that breathe life back into families.”

Deerpark Cafe


Root 44 Market

“This fabulous weekend market is the new kid on the block. Built to keep the kids busy come rain or shine, it’s also got food stalls galore and bespoke crafts if you’re keen to shop.”

Root 44 Market

  • Claire Barnardo


Driftwood Cafe

“With a kiddies’ play area near the tables, a giant trampoline, a dam and plenty of ducks and chickens, Driftwood caters for all. The food is great and easy on the purse.”

driftwood cafe

– Lauren Joubert


Blue Water Cafe at Imhoff Farm, Kommetjie

“This restaurant is great for kids who love farm animals. It has a great open space, wood-fired pizzas (option of wheat-free) and burgers.”


– Kit Heathcock


River Cafe

“I love the large outdoor space here for kids to run, and the food is really good, too.”

river cafe

– Belinda Mountain

Bambanani in Melville

“A top-notch kids’ playground and qualified childminders mean you can actually enjoy your meal and catch up with friends.”

bambanani Cafe

– Belinda Mountain


 “I specifically like the Bryanston one as it’s really spacious and in a great nursery setting with all the greenery.”

Munch Cafe

– Catherine Black


“The branch in Rosebank has the best childminders in town and a lovely outdoor venue. It also has excellent security.”

serendipity cafe

– Georgina Guedes



Cest La Vie

“It’s customized with imported play equipment for specific age groups, a pool where children can ride in boats and a jumping castle.”

C'est La Vie in Pretoria

– Lisa Dewberry

Ciao Restaurant, Moreleta Park

“Two exciting play areas – indoor and outdoor – an on-site parent Wi-Fi network and child-minders to care for children.”

Ciao in Pretoria

– Lisa Dewberry


Boston Bistro

“You get the impression of visiting a homey, roadside farm stall somewhere in the countryside.”

Boston Bistro in Pretoria

– Zena le Roux



Olive and Oil

“The service, food and staff are always outstanding, and waitrons always put an extra-special spin on their service when my daughter is with us.”

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– Cath Jenkin


Fusion World Food Cafe

“The ice cream is an essential life experience.”

FUSION restaurant in Durban

– Cath Jenkin


Remo’s Fratelli

“This is family dining done right, every time – whether it’s just the three of us, or our big group (we have a huge extended family).”

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– Cath Jenkin


KZNSA Art Gallery

“Its summery family-friendly outdoor cafe has a dedicated children’s play area and joins the neighbouring Bulwer Park with an outdoor gym, and is perfect for skating and cycling.”

KZN Gallery

– Suzy Bell


Port Elizabeth

The Pink Fig

“The decor is an eclectic mix of colours, and the shabby chic design with chalkboards and different-coloured chairs gives it an Alice in Wonderland feel.”

Pink Fig

– Angela Daniels

Grass Roof

“While mom and dad shop and catch up over coffee, kiddies can run free on the large outdoor lawn where a jungle gym and tractor make for fun, outdoor play.”

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– Angela Daniels


Something Good

“The kids’ menu is more extensive than many other places. The outdoor play area has swings, slides and a jumping castle.”


– Angela Daniels



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